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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
to me. when pope john pal pope john paul iiwas was ailing they said it was possible for a pope to resign, but i didn't expect it. i think the timing was a surprise if nothing else. >> john: indeed, we heard of his schedule of travel and meetings has not been altered and it has caught even his closest associates by surprise. he referred to the sexual scandals as fifth in the church and that's that's a filth that cost the church. do you think that has anything to do with his resigning? >> that is possible. the number of children and families that have been devastated by it is horrific. we can't really put a price tag on that. i think maybe that weighed on the pope to some extent. the fact that atoning for that sin has been something that the church has not effectively done, the leadership has not effectively done, and we need to do more. >> john: to say nothing of the amount of lay people and catholic who is were driven away from the church in disgust of how it was handled all those years. >> absolutely. the fact that it was hidden, and that perpetrators were just moved around has h
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
what infallibility means, i do not believe in. whether it's this one, john paul ii or the next pope not everything he says is infallible. there is a hierarchy of truth. when it comes to more what is more authoritative and less authoritative and not everything is weighed equally. >> cenk: thank you for not giving me a yes or no. powerful stories to tell, and we appreciate hearing from both of you. >> thanks. >> thanks. >> cenk: now when we come back, well we got good news on military benefits. it turns out same-sex couples will be getting some. is it too late for some couples? and how much of those benefits will they actually be receiving. we'll tell you a story that is powerful. >> she would not be able to coordinate because of the difference of marriage act. she would be recognized as a friend. cheap is good. and sushi, good. but cheap sushi, not so good. it's like that super-low rate on not enough car insurance. pretty sketchy. ♪ ♪ and then there are the good decisions. like esurance. their coverage counselor tool helps you choose the right coverage for you at a great price. [
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Feb 27, 2013 4:00pm PST
nothing for ten years. he was so close to john paul, too, that he took him on plane rides with him and did everything he could to support him. when the news came out about what a horrendous person he was ratzinger said he has done so much for the church, how can we attack him? by good for the church, he meant that he raised lots of money. he raised more money than anyone else in the church. he was close toed bloody dictator of peru, who tortured and killed over a thousand priests, nuns, and lay workers during his reign. and so, that connection is there. it cannot be erased. and ratzinger it stops at his desk. >> cenk: it sounds like you're describing a fundamentally corrupt church, would you go that far? >> absolutely. journalists are doing that. every day there is a new scandal. as a theologian, i see this, in fact, as good news. i think the holy spirit has given us two sk. >> joy: smatic folks and we can start the church all over again. we can go back to the real teachings of jesus. it's about love and justice. it's not complicated. and we don't need the paraphernalia of the basilica
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Feb 20, 2013 3:00am PST
full led zeppelin reunion. >> bill: no. >> robert plant said that jimmy paige and john paul jones are capricorns saying they are quite contained in their own worlds. he said i'm not the bad guy, you need to see the capricorns. i have nothing to do in 2014. >> bill: every other band has come back. >> sure. but they can't have a led zeppelin reunion without john bonnam. i mean he was it. >> bill: yeah, this train is coming down the track and we are starting right in front of it, and it is going to be hell on wheels, and i'm talking about the sequester. maybe more people would take it more seriously if it had a better word. it's like infrastructure -- infrastructure is so damn important. it's power systems roads, sewer plants water treatment plants. but with that word, people just don't want to talk about it so it doesn't get the at attention it needs. same thing with sequester. i saw a guy -- they are doing construction at the building next door. yesterday morning i saw a guy with a sledge hammer whacking the side of the building and that's what the sequester is. you take a meat axe to
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
in that wing of the republican party asserting itself. >> john: you mentioned the paul-ite wing. we can assume that boehner is the sane one checking in with the president and the crazy wing of his party. but in that sound bite by senator rand paul, we just heard that he wants more cuts in the budget. how does that square with boehner saying they want more cuts when it will cost thousands of jobs. >> i don't really understand boehner saying that. in the wall street journey. it would be in his interest to play down the severity of these cuts. that's what he should be doing. >> john: but isn't he just--if this goes over the cliff the public will blame the president. so logic in facts and history don't matter, does it? >> i guess they don't matter. if this goes on for a long time, and if the economic consequences are severe, then it may reach a point where people actually do blame the president. but i don't know. i think it's a long way away. it's very hypothetical. if i were a republican i would be really, really worried this week. you know, i just don't see how your average middle of
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Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
john paul ii. what is it about this pope that he decided to step down? >> i think there are a couple of things going on there. with john paul ii he knew he was dying. i don't think benedict is so seriously ill that he's going to die but he could -- you know, live for another 10 years. he's got an older brother. and being in the papacy and not to be up for the job. so i think he decided that it was best for the church to go at this point and let someone else carry the burden. >> bill: now as "the new york times" says, the church is at a crossroads in the sense that where the church used to be strong, it is not so much anymore and it is in a developing world in africa and in south america and in asia where the church is showing great growth. what does that say about a future pope? >> well, there's two theories here. one is you go and find somebody from africa where the church is truly growing. on the other hand, the other theory is no, you look for someone who can deal with the problems of the church, where it has real big problems, namely europe where it is in decline or the united st
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Feb 26, 2013 3:00am PST
in their doma brief, paul clement arguing on behalf of the house of representatives and john boehner, argued that gays actually are discriminated against so why do they need protections? why do they need heightened scrutiny? i mean their argument in that brief was that we're such a powerful -- we're such a powerful group of people politically that we don't need -- gays and lesbians are one of the most influential best-connected best-fund and best organized interest groups in modern politics and have attained more legislative victories. >> bill: not to mention the best looking! >> why, thank you. anyway, but you know, this is what -- not the government. not the u.s. government. this is what paul clement is arguing. >> bill: what john boehner argues. you don't need any special rights. you don't need any help or you don't need any particular support. >> listen, i've been called special since i was a small child. i'm not going to tell you what that meant. but i'll take the special rights. [ laughter ] >> bill: i love your comments on this, 1-866-55-press. you know, on public policy issue
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Feb 15, 2013 3:00am PST
this case, though, paul, the house has nothing to do with the cabinet nominations, you know the advice and consent is totally in the senate. chuck hagel, john brennan none of them, none of them have to be approved by the house. this is strictly a senate job. >> i realize that. i am saying, you know, why should he fight against the filibuster when there is nothing -- it's not going to get through the house. >> you fight against the filibuster, paul, to make the senate work. they should still be doing their job and then, you know maybe we would fix the house, too. although the house is operating under this hastert rule. it's the house equivalent of the filibuster. but i don't think -- i appreciate the call, paul. i don't think you can let harry reid off of the hook by saying action well, nothing would get through the house anyway. this nomination did not have to get through the house. can't use that excuse here bill is in newport richie florida. what do you say? >>. >> good morning. how are you? >> bill: good. thanks. >> caller: you made a comment about the system is broken. i would take
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Feb 11, 2013 3:00am PST
of the month. and, you know, he succeeded john paul ii who has rushed to make a saint. wrongly so, i think. not that he doesn't deserve it. you need some time. also the pope has said this is not the first -- not the first pope to retire. popes can retire. we are used to popes dying in. right? and most of them have. but a little quick research as we were getting ready to come on the air which is why i am not fully in uniform yet this morning. i will take care of this right now, the last pope i could find to resign was pope gregory xii. >> i don't remember him. >> bill: you wouldn't. back in the 15th century around 1415 or so there have been maybe a half a dozen popes to resign. he is the last one i could find. >> wow. >> yeah. there are a lot of explanations out there on twitter, supposedly for the vatican sort of indirectly saying it's for health reasons. he doesn't have the strength to serve in this role any more. so we don't know exactly what that means. there were rumors when he would resign when his butler was arrested and found guilty of leaking secretly documents. : they denied
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
wasn't enough, and it wasn't, we will very arrest rand have rand paul on "viewpoint" next. >> john: hey marco rubio was not the only republican with a reaction speech. senator rand i hate americans with disabilities act paul also spoke on behalf of the tea party. i thought marco rubio was the tea party guy? the two speeches seemed identical, more or less. both criticized obama for borrowing, and slammed him for free market views he doesn't actually hold. paul has more pat answers such as cutting one penny from every dollar that is spent causing widespread suffering among non- non-millionaires. and his attitude is more con descending than marco rubio. >> what the president fails to grasp is hard work is what made america so prosperous. >> john: that's right. he wants to raise minimum wage because he doesn't want people to be rewarded for their hard work. join my panel. comedian jeff kreisler. author of "get rich cheating" and coproducer of the final edition.com. and comedy writer julie klausner, host of "how was your week" and author of "i don't care about your band." and comedian lee ca
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
vanilla. >> john: it was the paul family that was outraged because of the republican spending and now it's turned to this. and you have to give bernie saunders a few minutes. we only have a minute left. what is one thing that president obama won't discuss tonight that you really wish he would? sam, i'll start with you. >> i would like to see the president say let's get rid of the cap on social security and end this debate right now. let's raise social security benefits because we have a lot of seniors who are retiring with destroyed 401ks and to the extent that we have social security, this is it. that it need to be bigger. we don't have tucks with index type of inflation. but we need to expand with the need that seniors have. >> john: if they get more they'll spend more and it will circulate in the economy. >> indeed. >> john: alexis. >> i would like to see the president affirm the pain that young people are going through in urban areas right now. >> john: alexis mcgill johnson, executive director of american values institute, and sam seder ring of fire. thank you for being with me t
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Feb 22, 2013 3:00am PST
democratic votes. only republicans. john boehner eric cantor, paul ryan. they are the ones. i hear this all the time. the president signed it. some democrats voted for it, too. some on, people. you are smarter than that. look at who is responsible and blame the people responsible. >> this is "the bill press show." not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. we have a big big hour and the iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. [ piano plays ] troy polamalu's going deeper. ♪ ♪ and so is head & shoulders deep clean. [ male announcer ] with 7 benefits it goes deep to remove grease, gunk and flakes. deep. like me. [ m
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
the congress, the republican congress, it passed with votes from john boehner, and paul ryan said when it happened he got 98% of what he wanted. only republicans gave us the sequester, only they can stop it. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: whatever, jim. jim is so competitive jacki. in the parking structure he's like ha ha, i got in the building first! >> into the building first? >> really? that does it for you? >> you compete about that? >> stephanie: love letter for jacki. dear steph. huge fan and podcast subscriber. everyone involved makes the show fantastic. you guide the show along masterfully. chris is more than he's given credit for. silliness occurs when healthcare geek jacki is in the studio with us. any way to have her there with you more often? >> well, there would be if jim ward didn't constantly sexually harass her. >> there is that whole restraining order. >> i'm several feet away from her. >> that's what the restraining order says. >> stephanie: why can't we have nice things. here she is in the current news center. >> tha
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Feb 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
pope for a long time. many consider him to have been the pope the last several years of pope john paul's papacy. the poor man was so wracked with illness and kept on coming out in an ever more frail state. he hasn't canceled any engagements. we're hearing rumors that he decided no more transatlantaic travel after trips to south america. the word we're hearing is fatigue. we're going to hear conspiracy theories ranging from everything to the vatican bank to the horrible sexual scandals. pope gregory in the 1400s was forced out. it wasn't volunteer. it was like a much more pleasant version of what happened to an curry. the last time this happened was back in the 1200s so almost 700 years since this has been done voluntarily. it's really, really a shock. this had guy has always been renowned for his command of power within the vatican walls. >> listening to everything you're saying and the history there, there's got to be more behind this. it's just not a job people and you can away from, and as history has shown us, i know there are conspiracies and all. what do you think is the rea
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Feb 25, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> no. john boehner voted for it. paul ryan voted for it. i guess mitch mcconnell voted for it but in the house, they all voted for it. 174 republicans. this is a silly debate but they cannot escape responsibility. right? it's as much their baby as anybody's baby. >> it's a debate a baby would have. >> thank you. >> the real question is: is this good public policy or not? the answer to that is clearliel no mark is call from floufrns organizegan organizegan. >> what do you say? >> i have been watching the sequestration. whatever you want to call it. >> sec restoration. >> and it comes down to my feeling is it goes back to, '08 when obama became our elected president. and the republicans came out and i remember them saying whatever he was for, they are going to vote against. when you recall back, when it was romney's plan in michigan, that's a great plan. obama wanted to use romney's plan. boom. bad plan. >> i think you are talking -- i appreciate the call, hay, about healthcare in massachusetts. the question he raises arthur we addressed this a little earlier in the program, if this we
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >> john: it seems you speak for the majority of the according to this pew paul, 83% of americans support background checks. 53% support a ban on assault-style weapons. that includes sylvester stallone. is there a sense newtown will change things? or weak legislation will pass and it won't be a serious issue until the next five or six shootings? >> as long as the american people maintain their engagement and make sure their voices are being heard directly to the members of congress, we'll see substantive change. i think we've gone a long way as a country to talk about no longer in vague terms of gun control or supporting the second amendment, things i don't quite understand but talking about the specifics like background checks and clip sizes those are real policies that when you break it down specifically, the vast majority of us support that. >> john: you would think the late president reagan's assault for the ban in 1994 would have a bit more sway among conservative voters. maybe it will. vice president biden is saying america is ready for change but senator john mccain seems t
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Feb 14, 2013 3:00am PST
financially. >> bill: is the white house still confident that they can get chuck hagel john brennan and jack lew all confirmed? >> if they can ever avoid the holes. that gets into senate rules which i'm not familiar with. got rand paul saying he was going to put a hold on hagel and brennan. harry reid said he's not going to recognize the hold. i think it has to be worked out behind closed doors on capitol hill. my understanding is they're hoping for a hagel vote tomorrow. i know brennan has the votes on the floor to win. it is a question of when it comes up for a vote. >> bill: senator feinstein announcing yesterday or this morning that she is scheduling a vote on john brennan in the senate intelligence committee but not until they come back. they're out next week. for whatever reason, right? valentine's day. i don't know. that's presidents' day week, of course. the week after that, when they come back that she will -- she'll schedule a vote. and then tomorrow, the president is going to -- >> chicago. >> bill: and then to florida too, i believe. >> he's taking a little presidents' day g
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
predecessor john paul ii. they will look for somebody who will continue the same ol' outdated policies. with this new conclave, you may get a new face for the catholic church, but it will be the same ol' stuff. and it ain't goting to work. see you back here go ahead on monday. >> this is "the bill press show." ♪ theme ♪ stephanie: ok, then, hello happy friday, everybody. jacki sheckner had to do an emergency valentine's day intervention last night. >> yeah. stephanie: we were having a rough valentine. however, we did not just get off a carnival cruise ship. >> so you're not covered in crap. stephanie: emotionally i am. >> i did administer tough love. stephanie: that's what you're good at. >> get over it. stephanie: get off the cross somebody needs the wood. >> she always feels good calling me and then whatever, get off the phone. stephanie: i get my tough love and i know she's got other people to move on to. >> pity party we wrap it up. stephanie: we're on a schedule here. stephanie: b.f.f. in the current news center, jacki sheckner. >> president obama will welcome president napoli
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Feb 28, 2013 3:00am PST
these 115 cardinals half were appointed by benedict xvi half were appointed by his predecessor, john paul ii. and the two of them in terms of dock tin were right down the -- doctrine were right down the line together. the pope is going to be one of them right? we really can't expect any major changes in the direction of the church or can we? >> well, we're certainly hoping for sister simone campbell. >> bill: she's got my voice. >> unfortunately, she's not of the right gender as per vatican rules. hopefully some day that will change. >> bill: it has to be a priest. therefore has to be a man. >> correct. >> bill: if is one of these -- we've talked before about -- and i've written about some of the things the church i think has to do something about allowing priests to get married. has to do something about allowing women to be ordained, just for starters. you know, what are the chances we'll get out of this group of 115, a pope who will go in that direction? >> i think your instincts are right that there's a lot of group think going on in the conclave. a lot of folks appointed to posi
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Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
for much more on in, i'm joined by john rosenthal and paul blumenthal. thank you for joining us. between the emotional hearings in d.c. the money behind the gun control cause and new poll numbers showing despite what congress might end up doing the support for gun control has been growing. is this the most hopeful you've been. >> john: if the public and media make gun violence prevention an ongoing issue of importance and ultimately a voting issue during the elections coming up, i think we may make progress but remember we've got a long way to go. there is no background check requirement on gun sales. to listen to a dad of a seven-year-old killed at newtown, one of 86 americans who had bury their kids today and every day. meanwhile congress says fiscal cliff and debt cerealing are more important than taking a vote on gun violence prevention. the hast time i checked neither of those economic issues resulted in 86 american dead a day. we need a limit on magazine clips. when i get a duck hunting license i have to restrict my magazine clip to three rounds to protect ducks. yet congr
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Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
designed the sequester. >> john: but who passed it, paul? senate majority leader harry reid kind of knows the answer to that one. >> 174 republican house members voted for this. 28 republican senators voted for this. this is not the president's sequester. >> john: you killed filibuster reform but that's another argument. mr. obama's bill. though a gang of eight in the senate is working on immigration, president obama has said he will step in if the evident fails. while some republicans accuse the president of failing to lead, a leaked white house proposal on immigration had other republicans calling for mr. obama to stay out. republican senator marco rubio insisted that "if actually proposed the president's bill would be dead on arrival in congress." a bill that he pretty much agrees with all of the contents therein and congressman ryan, like the speaker of the house saw more machiavellian mischief from the white house. >> the president on most of these issues and this one now like the others, seems to be looking for a partisan advantage and not bringing the parties together. >> joh
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Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
bill. >> bill: b.s. let me tell you something. yeah, who passed the bill? john boehner voted for it. eric cantor voted for it. paul ryan voted for it. he signed the bill because it was the only way they could avoid the debt ceiling. john boehner said when the sequester passed, peter get your head out of your ass. he said he got 98% of what he wanted in the sequester. it is john boehner's baby. ann's calling from buffalo new york. >> caller: good morning. i think the last caller answered part of my question. is anybody following up on what the constituents of these republicans are saying now that they're home doing their town meetings or whatever? >> bill: first of all ann, if you think they're home doing their town meetings, i got a bridge i'll sell you. they're on the beach somewhere. i think they're not listening ann. i think that's the point. they're not listening to the constituents or they wouldn't support the sequester. >> caller: okay. another thing dawned on me. the news i'm hearing is oh, you know this sequester is terrible. it is terrible. it is obama's idea but isn't it a
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Feb 1, 2013 3:00am PST
this ted cruz. >> ted cruz was elected by a group of tea party maniacs. i get why rand paul does it another tea party crazy elected by tea party crazies. but john mccain who once was a maverick, you know, the creator of mccain-feingold, somebody who usually is moderate i don't expect that from him. this is just not -- this is just not john mccain behavior. >> it's kind of sick i think what john mccain has done with himself over a couple of different issues but specifically the chuck hagel thing. this was a guy that said chuck hagel would be qualified to serve in any leadership role. i don't get it. mccain looks silly in all of this. >> completely silly. at the end of the day, it makes me big the question like john, mccain what are you thinking? you were such a legend somebody who people applauded and looked up to. you could have had a career like ted kennedy. could have. but you are just squandering it, absolutely, positively squand squandering it. i remember when teddy passed and they had the people on the hill people lining the streets of the arlington bridges as he went across th
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